Nov 172012

How-To Make a Ruffled Flower

These adorable flowers can be used to accessorize headbands, barrettes, purses, bags, hats, scarves, brooches, etc. They are so quick and easy to make, and would be great gifts.

Materials Needed:

  • small strip of fabric 14″ long x 2-1/2″ wide*
  • heavy-duty thread
  • buttons
  • hand-sewing needle
  • scissors

You can use any fabric you choose. This video shows flowers made with polyester knit and fleece.

This ruffled flower is hand sewn, but could be easily sewn on a sewing machine if you prefer. Just set your stitch length to the longest so that you can easily gather the fabric.

Also, I haven’t tried this but I think it would be very pretty. Use Organza and Chiffon. Make several flowers, alternating the organza and chiffon. Then, layer them on top of each other and sew together. Embellish the center with a brooch or satin button.

Following is a video that shows how to make a shoulder adorned wedding flower. It is exquisite. Continue reading »